Commemoratives of Famous Women for 27 February 2012

A list of famous women whose birthday or death occurred on this date. The information is drawn from the FemBio Database and is updated daily. If you would like to learn more about the individual women or about future commemoratives, please consult the Database.


24 birthdays and 22 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 27 February 2012

200. birthday: Emmy Danckwerts
hospital director (Henriettenstift Hannover)
* 27 February 1812 in bei Lüchow
† 12 April 1865 in Hannover


Fembiography of Emmy Danckwerts (German)

350. birthday: Arabella Hunt, Arabella
English Lute player and singer (soprano)
* 27 February 1662 in London
† 26 December 1705

150. birthday: Agnes Branting
Swedish
* 27 February 1862 in Värmland
† 13 April 1930 in Stockholm

80. birthday: Elizabeth Taylor
American-English actress and AIDS activist
* 27 February 1932 in London
† 23 March 2011 in Los Angeles


Fembiography of Elizabeth Taylor (German)

215. birthday: Manuela Saenz
Ecuadorian reedom fighter; national shero
* 27 February 1797 in Quito, heutiges Ecuador;
† 23 November 1856 in Paita, Peru

165. birthday: Ellen Terry
English actress, mother of Edith Craig und Edward Gordon Craig
* 27 February 1847 in Coventry
† 21 July 1928 in Smallhythe near Tenterden, Kent


Fembiography of Ellen Terry (German)

105. birthday: Paola Wiesinger Steger
South Tyrolian alpinist
* 27 February 1907 in Bozen
† 12 June 2001 in auf der Seiser Alm


Fembiography of Paola Wiesinger Steger (German)

197. birthday: WILHELMINE CANZ
German kindergarden pioneer; writer
* 27 February 1815 in Hornberg
† 15 January 1901 in Großheppach

194. birthday: Emma Jacobina Marwedel
American
* 27 February 1818 in Münden b. Göttingen
† 17 November 1893 in San Francisco

174. birthday: Josephine Gallmeyer (eig. J. Tomaselli)
Austrian singer, writer, actress
* 27 February 1838 in Leipzig
† 3 February 1884 in Wien

159. birthday: Kate Stephens
American writer
* 27 February 1853 in Moravia, KS
† 10 May 1938 in Lawrence

153. birthday: Bertha Pappenheim
Austrian-German philanthropist; Breuer/Freud"s "Anna O."
* 27 February 1859 in Wien / Vienna
† 28 May 1936 in Frankfurt-Neu-Isenburg


Fembiography of Bertha Pappenheim (German)

143. birthday: Alice Hamilton
American physician, social reformer, toxicologist, specialist on industrial diseases
* 27 February 1869 in New York
† 22 September 1970 in Hadlyme, CN


Fembiography of Alice Hamilton (German)

132. birthday: Angelina Weld Grimké
American
* 27 February 1880
† 10 June 1958 in New York City

124. birthday: Lotte Lehmann
German-American singer
* 27 February 1888 in Perleberg, Brandenburg
† 26 August 1976 in Sta. Barbara, CA


Fembiography of Lotte Lehmann (German)

124. birthday: Hedwig Conrad-Martius
German philosopher
* 27 February 1888 in Berlin
† 15 February 1966 in Starnberg


Fembiography of Hedwig Conrad-Martius (German)

109. birthday: Grethe Weiser
German actress
* 27 February 1903 in Hannover
† 2 October 1970 in Bad Tölz


Fembiography of Grethe Weiser
Fembiography of Grethe Weiser (German)

107. birthday: Edith Mikeleitis, verh. Ehlers (Ps. Edzard Schumann)
German writer
* 27 February 1905 in Posen
† 8 July 1965 in Darmstadt? (M: Stuttgart) Grab Darmstadt, Waldfriedhof

106. birthday: Ilse Trautschold
German comedian
* 27 February 1906 in Berlin
† 17 May 1991 in Berlin

102. birthday: Joan Bennett
American actress
* 27 February 1910 in Palisades, NJ
† 7 December 1990 in Scarsdale, NY

86. birthday: Elisabeth Borchers
German writer, editor
* 27 February 1926 in Homberg/ Niederrhein, heute zu Duisburg

82. birthday: Joanne Gignilliat Woodward
American actress
* 27 February 1930 in Thomasville, GA

77. birthday: Mirella Freni
Italian singer
* 27 February 1935 in Modena

58. birthday: Thylias Moss
American
* 27 February 1954

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days of death 27.02.2012

50. day of death: Anna Cooper
US-American educator,scholar
* 10 August 1859 in Raleigh, NC.
† 27 February 1964 in Washington, DC

75. day of death: Belle Kearney
American feminist, lawyer
* 6 March 1863 in Mississippi
† 27 February 1939 in Jackson, MS

75. day of death: Nadeschda Krupskaja
Russian politician, teacher, wife of Lenin
* 26 February 1869 in St. Petersburg
† 27 February 1939 in Moskau/Moscow


Fembiography of Nadeschda Krupskaja (German)

75. day of death: JOHANNA AMBROSIUS
German poet
* 3 August 1854 in Lengwethen (von den Nazis 1938 in "Hohensalzburg", von der SU nach 1945 dann in "Lunino" umbenannt), Kreis Tilsit - Ragnit, Ostpreussen
† 27 February 1939 in Königsberg

80. day of death: Berthe Art
Belgian
* 26 December 1857 in Brüssel
† 27 February 1934 in Brüssel

45. day of death: Margarete von Rohrer, geb. Baronin Stoeger-Steiner, Ps. Maria M. Ferval
Austrian writer and publisher
* 11 November 1893 in Krakau
† 27 February 1969 in Baden b. Wien

348. day of death: Luise Francisca de Guzmán
Portuguese queen and regent
* 20 February 1613 in Sanlucar de Barrameda
† 27 February 1666 in Xabregas

254. day of death: Anna Magdalena Bach
German composer and singer; wife of J.S. Bach
* 22 September 1701 in Zeitz
† 27 February 1760 in Leipzig


Fembiography of Anna Magdalena Bach (German)

196. day of death: Anne Vallayer-Coster
French painter
* 21 December 1744 in Paris
† 27 February 1818 in Paris

178. day of death: Elizabeth Kemble Whitlock
English actress
* 2 April 1761 in Warrington
† 27 February 1836

122. day of death: Anne Jemima Clough
English
* 20 January 1820 in Liverpool
† 27 February 1892 in Cambridge

71. day of death: Karoline Brader

* 14 August 1860 in Kaltbrunn
† 27 February 1943 in Pasto

71. day of death: Hedwig Burgheim
German
* 28 August 1887 in Alsleben
† 27 February 1943 in Auschwitz

49. day of death: Lilly Hafgren-Dinkela
Swedish singer (soprano)
* 7 October 1884 in Stockholm
† 27 February 1965 in Berlin

46. day of death: Hertha Sponer
German physicist
* 1 September 1895 in Neisse
† 27 February 1968 in Ilten bei/near Hannover

39. day of death: Muriel Hazel Wright
US-American historian, politician
* 31 March 1889 in Lehigh, Choctaw, OK
† 27 February 1975 in Oklahoma City, OK


Fembiography of Muriel Hazel Wright
Fembiography of Muriel Hazel Wright (German)

37. day of death: Hertha Odeman
Swedish writer
* 21 April 1890 in Malmö
† 27 February 1977 in Stockholm

27. day of death: Joan Greenwood
English actress
* 4 March 1921 in Chelsea
† 27 February 1987 in London

21. day of death: Lillian Gish
American actress
* 14 October 1896 in Springfield, OH
† 27 February 1993 in New York, NY

21. day of death: Pina Carmirelli
Italian violinist
* 23 January 1914 in Mailand
† 27 February 1993 in Carpena

18. day of death: Pat Smyth
English
* 22 November 1928
† 27 February 1996

18. day of death: Sarah Hammond Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig Palfrey
American tennis player
* 18 September 1912 in Sharon, MA
† 27 February 1996 in New York City

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